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New Helpline for GBV Survivors

Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) can now dial “119” to receive support, counselling, and referrals to community-based services and resources in the region. On 26 September, UNFPA and the General Directorate for Combatting Violence Against Women (GDCVAW) in KRI launched the first helpline for gender-based violence survivors. The […]

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New Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region

The Statistics Office, IOM, and UNFPA launch the Demographic Survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq The Kurdistan Region Statistics Office (KRSO), UNFPA, and IOM have launched the demographic survey of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), one of the largest statistical exercises conducted in the region since 1987. The survey provides a comprehensive profile […]

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EU Supports Reproductive Health Services in Iraq

The EU Supports Reproductive Health Services in Iraq with a new contribution to UNFPA The European Union continues its support to UNFPA in Iraq through a EUR 5 million contribution to sustain reproductive health and clinical management of rape services across Iraq. The United Nations estimates that around 825,000 women of reproductive age are in […]

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New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Epidemiologist, WHO – World Health Organization Senior Programme Officer, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund Programme Analyst, Gender/GBV, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Deputy Representative, UNFPA – United Nations […]

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New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Deputy Representative, UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund Child Protection Coordinator, Terre des hommes (Tdh) National Project Officer (FAP), UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Human Settlements Officer/Technical Supervision, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services Ethics and Assurance […]

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Canada commits to supporting UNFPA in Iraq

Canada commits to four more years of support to UNFPA in Iraq The Government of Canada has announced a four-year contribution of CAD 5 million to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq to build the capacity of national institutions to implement gender and reproductive health interventions across the country. Despite the end of […]

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New Career Opportunities in Iraqi Kurdistan

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraqi Kurdistan: Communications Specialist, UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund IT Operations Assistant (SCOPE), UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq IT Data Analyst Associate, UNAMI – United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Admin and Finance Coordinator, Terre des hommes (Tdh) (Source: UN) […]

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Women’s Centre helps Women “knit” Lives Back Together

Women’s centre in Iraq helps women “knit” their lives back together Three years ago, conflict forced Haneen Ali* to flee her home in Mosul, in northern Iraq. With her parents, she hiked through minefields before finding safety in the Debaga camp. “The journey was long and tiring,” said Ms. Ali, now 22. “I had to […]

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Preventing Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Iraq

“As humanitarians, we have a collective responsibility to prevent and safely respond to sexual abuse and exploitation in Iraq,” said Jennifer Emond, a UNFPA specialist on the subject, during a training programme in Iraq. Risk of sexual exploitation and abuse escalate during times of crisis. Community protection systems are disrupted when populations are displaced, and […]

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UNFPA scales up Response after Iraq Earthquake

In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border on 12 November, UNFPA has scaled up its emergency response to meet the needs of women and girls. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iraq and the Islamic Republic of Iran, 30 km southwest of Halabja in Iraq. According to […]

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New Career Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations has advertised new positions in Iraq: Area Manager, World Vision National Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Programme Specialist, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Electrician, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Programme Analyst, Gender/GBV, Agency: UNFPA, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) […]

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Investment in Healthcare is Urgently Required

Investment in healthcare is urgently required to save the lives of mothers and newborn babies in Iraq Decades of conflict and under-investment have placed a huge strain on Iraq’s healthcare system, and pregnant women and their babies are paying for it with their lives. Although progress has been made to lower maternal mortality rates, there […]

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